Clinical Informatics Spec, Sr.

Position: Clinical Informatics Spec, Sr.

Job ID: 141709

Location: US-TX-The Woodlands


Talent Area: Professional - Non-Clinical

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Founded in 1996, Texas Children’s Health Plan is the nation's first health maintenance organization (HMO) created just for children. We provide STAR/Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to pregnant women, teens, children and adults in Houston and surrounding areas. Currently, the Health Plan has more than 375,000 members who receive care from our network of more than 1,100 primary care physicians, 3,200 specialists, and 70 hospitals. Texas Children's Health Plan is also the largest combined STAR/CHIP Managed Care Organization in the Harris County service area.   To join our community of 13,000 dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at


The Senior Clinical Informatics Specialist utilizes the knowledge and skills of clinical practice to lead and coordinate all phases of the optimal design, development, evaluation, and support of clinical technology solutions utilized by care providers. Translates business and clinical care needs, using appropriate tools and methodologies. Ensures that systems are consistent with professional standards of practice and meet strategic goals of the organization. Integrates nursing science, computer science, and information science to lead efforts to manage and communicate data, information, and knowledge into clinical practice improvements.


Responsibilities :

Task #1: Leads the evaluation, selection, planning, development, and implementation of clinical systems.


Task #2: Conducts analysis to establish the need for new systems or updates to existing systems to support and

enhance clinical practice and develops specifications that will inform the design and implementation

across the organization.


Task #3: Assesses, analyzes, and translates clinical needs and requirements into development of appropriate clinical systems.


Task #4: Assesses the impact and overall functioning of applications on patient care and clinical staff and works to mitigate the impact of work flow changes as a result of technology implementation.


Task #5: Collaborates and communicates between multiple departments and the clinical community to provide leadership for projects and initiatives.


Task #6: Conducts workflow analysis and leads change management strategies to improve adoption of technology.


Task #7: Advises others, including Epic Training and Clinical Training & Development in the development and evaluation of educational content related to clinical informatics programs



Required for completely satisfactory performance in this job are knowledge of current clinical practices and computing systems, interfaces, and current standard software. Familiarity with various operating systems used by Hospital and data processing techniques and practices. A working knowledge of a variety of hardware and software environments and of the healthcare industry is also required. Knowledge of Epic healthcare applicatios.

Required for completely satisfactory performance in this job are project management and planning, leadership skills, excellent written and verbal communication, analytical, and organizational skills, ability to analyze the functionality of systems and their fit with specifications, and the ability to work independently with minimum supervision. Key skills are observation, results oriented, and communication.

The formal education and/or experience required for completely satisfactory performance in this job are as follows:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, business administration, healthcare administration, nursing or other related field.


  • Eight (8) years of experience in hospital information systems selection, implementation and support, or specific clinical experience in nursing, respiratory care, occupational/physical therapy, or pharmacy


  • Five (5) years of information systems related experience


  • One of the following licenses is required:


  • Registered Nurse (RN) licensure with the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas


  • Nurse Practitioner (PNP, NNP, FNP) licensure with the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas


  • Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) licensure with the Texas Department of State Health Services


  • Occupational Therapy (OT) or Physical Therapy (PT) licensure with the Executive Council of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Examiners


  • Registered Pharmacist (RPH) licensure with the Texas State Board of Pharmacy


An equivalent combination of education, licensure, and experience may be substituted for the required amounts.


The following is preferred:

  • EPIC certification.


  • Certification in Informatics.



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